Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery You Can Feel Confident About
From our specialty services to our advanced technological approach, our compassionate team at Aspire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery rises above and beyond as an oral & maxillofacial surgery practice you can trust. If you’ve been feeling self-conscious about damaged teeth, hiding your smile in photos, or unsure where to start on your oral health journey, the Aspire team is ready to answer all your questions.
Here’s the kind of exceptional care you can expect at our Merrillville, Valparaiso, and Michigan City offices:
- The doctors and Aspire team spend quality one-on-one time with each patient, getting to know them as individuals and gaining in-depth understanding of their unique oral needs.
- All of our doctors provide extensive specialized experience, with years of technical training and a personable approach that really makes it count.
- Aspire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery boasts the latest dental technology, providing you with the most advanced care available.
Aspire Dental has made a change in my life that I could have never imagined – my smile, my confidence, I am forever grateful.
My self-esteem has grown tremendously. I wasn’t a smiler before and now I smile all of the time. My wife likes it because now when we take pictures together, I actually smile.
Expert Surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial Care
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons receive specialized training to treat a variety of conditions affecting the head, neck, face, mouth, and jaws.
From extracting wisdom teeth to full arches to implants, our team is armed with the specific training to treat your unique needs.
With 70+ years of collective experience and advanced equipment to make procedures easy and affordable, your patient experience is set up for comfort and success.
Referring a patient for specialty care? We make it easy to transfer information.
Just call our office directly or click the banner below for our secure online referral form.
Dr. Timothy W. Surber Oral Surgeon
As a Valparaiso High School and Wabash College graduate, Dr. Surber earned his dental degree at the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2013. He then completed his specialty training in maxillofacial surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Dr. Surber’s work has been recognized and awarded by the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Locally, Dr. Surber donates his specialty skills to multiple hospitals for facial trauma surgery in Valparaiso.
Dr. Howard E. Stevenson Oral Surgeon
Dr. Howard E. Stevenson has practiced oral and maxillofacial surgery in Northwest Indiana since 1986. A graduate of Indiana University, Dr. Stevenson earned his dental degree at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He completed his internship and residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Indiana University Medical Center. Outside the office, Dr. Stevenson serves the community through staff appointments at Porter Hospital and St. Anthony Medical Center.
Dr. Stephen J. Fairchild Oral Surgeon
Dr. Stephen J. Fairchild graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry Summa Cum Laude in 1980. He served his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Indiana University Medical Center. Dr. Fairchild has practiced dental care in Northwest Indiana since 1985. After joining forces with Dr. Stevenson in 2009, he now shares his passion and expertise with patients all over Indiana.
Dr. Alexandra R. Okula Oral Surgeon
Dr. Alexandra Okula graduated from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 2018. She is a candidate for membership in the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and currently counts herself a part of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Association of Osteosynthesis Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, the American Dental Association, and the Indianapolis district dental society. She currently shares her love of dental healthcare and expert abilities with patients in the Indiana area.
Aspire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is Your Safe Space for All Things Oral SurgeryView Our SERVICES
Aspire isn’t just where you come for complex oral facial surgery; it’s also a place where you experience patient care that goes above and beyond the standard. Our patient-focused approach promises care and comfort during procedures that would otherwise be stressful. If you’ve been struggling with jaw pain, having issues chewing and swallowing, or even find yourself plagued by headaches, it may be time to discuss some of these oral surgery options with your doctor.
Whether you need wisdom teeth extraction, laser treatment, dental implants, or more niche and specialty procedures, our team is equipped to provide you with the most comprehensive and professional dental services in Merrillville, Valparaiso, and Michigan City.
Take a look at some of the services we offer below:
Wisdom teeth rarely come in correctly and can contribute to many oral health problems, which is why we recommend removing them. Dealing with dental anxiety? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered—our sedation techniques ensure you feel calm and relaxed every step of the way.
When it comes to orthognathic surgery, also known as jaw surgery, we’ll work with you to achieve ideal form and function by making sure both jaws align perfectly. Whether you’re aiming to relieve jaw pain, correct a breathing or sleeping issue, or achieve a cosmetic goal, we’ll support you through your jaw surgery journey every step of the way.
When an accident happens, and your smile takes a hit, our team can quickly treat your trauma and help you heal. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, we treat injuries to all facial bones, soft tissues, teeth, lips, mouth, and neck.
The long-term health of your teeth and mouth rely on regular oral screenings from your general dentist to detect signs of potential abnormalities. If your dentist has referred you to our office for evaluation of a potential issue, we’ll perform the tissue biopsy and complete the treatment to restore your mouth to health.
Replacing Missing Teeth with Safe & Secure Dental Implants
Dental implants in Merrillville, Valparaiso, and Michigan City can elevate your oral health and make you smile confidently.
Missing teeth can negatively impact eating and have long-term effects on your overall oral health, not to mention your emotional well-being. Your journey towards a sure and healthy smile begins with understanding your options. Dental implants may be the solution you’ve been looking for.
If you’re wondering, “Are dental implants right for me?” Dr. Surber will explore all options with you and empower you to make educated decisions about your oral health.
Real Reviews From Real Patients
Whether you’ve been referred to our practice by your general dentist, or you’ve found us online, it’s important to find one who you can trust. Our commitment to high-tech dentistry with a human touch is why so many patients feel so good about coming to Aspire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
The look in the mirror of having teeth again, I can describe it as no less than incredible.
Aspire Dental has made a change in my life that I could have never imagined.
My self-esteem has grown tremendously. I wasn’t a smiler before and now I smile all of the time.
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